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Listen In, Lubbock: The future of pot politics in Texas

Plants grown in a Denver area grow house tended by license medicinal marijuana caregivers.
Colleen Danger
Plants grown in a Denver area grow house tended by license medicinal marijuana caregivers.

Texas is one of a dozen states that still have restrictive laws on marijuana. But the conversation around cannabis is changing. As public opinion on the issue shifts, politicians are taking notice and talking about their plans for the plant while on the campaign trail. So what’s the future of cannabis in Texas?

Jacob Vaughn has followed cannabis stories for the Dallas Observer for several years. He joins us today to clear the smoke around the topic.

Jacob Vaughn, Dallas Observer

Helpful links:

Biden's pot pardon will help reverse War on Drugs harm to Black people, advocates say from NPR

CBD, hemp, delta-8, medical marijuana: Here’s what you need to know about Texas’ pot laws from The Texas Tribune

In reelection bid, Sid Miller touts expansion of ‘compassionate cannabis’, and supports Donald Trump’s disproven 2020 election claims from Texas Standard

Seeking ag commissioner job, Democrat Susan Hays focuses on marijuana, rural development and bringing federal dollars to Texas from Texas Standard

Dallas Police Relaxes Weed Policy Just in Time For 4/20 from the Dallas Observer

Voting on Weed: In November, Cannabis Decriminalization Will Be on the Ballot in Denton from the Dallas Observer

Sarah Self-Walbrick is the news director at Texas Tech Public Media, where she leads the news team and focuses on underreported stories in Lubbock. Sarah is a Lubbock native and a three-time graduate of Texas Tech University. She started her career at the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.
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